|Why I Joined the Social Democratic League - Allan L. Benson (1871-1940)|
Why I Joined the Social Democratic League by Allan L. Benson Published in The New Appeal, whole no. 1,183 (Aug. 3, 1918), pg. 1. Now in the position of staff writer on the de facto official organ of the pro-war Social Democratic League of America, former Socialist Presidential candidate Allen Benson restates the reasons for his change of heart. Citing the German Kaiser's hatred of socialism, Benson asserts"I want this war to end in such a manner that a Socialist government when established can e...
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